Ojingeo Twigim (Korean Fried Squid aka Calamari)
The wifey was in charge of making the kids' afternoon snack and surprised us all with a pretty common Korean street food ojingeo twigim, which is essentially another word for a more popular Western name calamari. This dish is also often served as an anju (drinking side dish) with many Koreans snacking on this while chugging away on soju (Korean vodka made from distilled rice) or maekju (beer). I won't elaborate too much on the drinking culture in Korea (it would take too long anyways) but there are specific foods tailored to the different types of spirits/liquors that one chooses to drink. Anyways, back to the food....the snack was perfect and it had the kids pre-occupied for a good 20 minutes. We served it with some regular ketchup but I've had success eating them with marina, sweet chili, and soy sauces. If you can't get the Korean frying mix (which makes this even easier to make), follow substitute ingredients below.